Entering the 21st century, many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) offer online degrees for students.
Many Historically Black Universities (HBCU) now offer online degrees in addition to the degrees earned in the classroom. For over 150 years, Historically Black Universities helped to break the barrier and color lines that had plagued most of the United States before the Civil Rights movements. HBCUs helped to shape a lot of the academics seen in today’s colleges and universities. African-American students can get a higher education regardless of social or economic backgrounds. The barriers and social obstacles have been broken down because of these historically black universities.
Model citizens and leaders of the nation in various social and political roles such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Oprah, Spike Lee and Jessie Jackson, helped to pave the way for African-American students. Because of the challenges faced today in the 21st century like juggling careers, family, and personal life, historically black colleges have started online degrees for these students with a busy schedule. Below are the nationally top-ranked historically black universities that have online degree offerings available for prospective students:
With more then 21 different online degrees available, African-American students can major anywhere from business administration to aviation. Hampton University includes both bachelor degrees online and masters degrees. With Hampton Online available at the fingertips of a keyboard, getting an online degree is easier than it ever has been before.
One of the most prestigious historically black universities in the nation, Howard University offers bachelor, post-baccalaureate, and even executive MBA programs for their students. Howard University Online has already expanded their program to over 26 online degree offerings available. Howard University is one of the most popular HBCUs in the country.
Another strong college is North Carolina Agricultural & State Technical University, also known as North Carolina A&T. From Health to Business, there are online degrees available for any major. It has also made the Forbes top list of historically black colleges in 2013.
There are many more historically black colleges offering online degrees and this top-ranked list will grow more and more each year. As the pendulum moves towards offering students more opportunity to go to college at their own time and schedule, more of these online programs will crop up. HBCUs are continuously keeping up with the 21st century and providing online degrees for African-Americans.